news2nd Annual Tokyo Conference on AI and IP

Where: Tokyo International Forum, Room G407

When: May 9, 2024, 14:30 (Doors Open)

Fee: Free (space is limited)

Reception: Drinks will be provided for the networking reception. There is an optional dinner afterwards for 4,000 JPY (advance registration required).

Registration is now open Register using this link. You will receive a confirmation email. Space is limited so register today.

Elevate your understanding of AI’s role in modern business at this comprehensive one-day conference. The topics covered will include practical examples of using AI for IP management and innovation, real-world stories from startups and established enterprises about the challenges and opportunities presented by AI, and nuanced landscape of AI policy and regulation with focus on pragmatic considerations crucial for corporate decision-making. This is a unique event that brings together a mix of perspectives from startups to enterprise to legal, from AI builders to AI users all with the aim of foster networking opportunities and broadening horizons. Join us as we navigate the complex yet promising realm of AI-augmented IP management.

14:30 – 15:00 Registration & Networking

15:00 – 15:15 Keynote Speech by Kenichi Nagasawa President, LES

15:15 – 16:00 The role of AI in scientific discovery and IP creation

  • Akira Shibata, Japan Country Manager Weights & Biases

16:00 – 16:30 Panel discussion: Government Regulation of AI: Practical Perspectives

  • Hakuba Hiroki, Professor Joint Research Center for Law and Policy, Kyoto University

  • Furukawa, Naohiro Representative, AI & Law Society

  • Moderator: Izumi Takuya, Director Patent Attorney & Global Operations Department, Sugimura & Partners

16:30 – 17:00 Lightning talks: How Startups and Established Companies are Using AI

  • Nakajima Akinori, CEO & Co-founder Voice-Ping

  • Hamachi Misato, Manager, Business Development Lpixel, Inc.

  • Moderator: Samuel Davis, CEO & Founder Amplified AI, Inc.

17:00 – 17:15 Networking Break

17:15 – 17:45 How AI Removes Barriers to Strategic IP Management

  • Sam Davis, CEO & Co-Founder Amplified AI, Inc.

  • Aaron Mollin, CEO IPDefine Ltd.

17:45 – 18:15 Treasure Hunting: Finding and Licensing Valuable Patents Using AI

  • Eric D. Kirsch, Partner Rimon Foreign Law Office

18:15 – 19:00 Panel discussion: Navigating AI Adoption in the Enterprise

  • Tanaka Nobuo, Head of Intellectual Property & Design Center Yokogawa Electric

  • Hiroi Nobu, General Counsel Mujin

  • Kamino Hidekazu, IP Manager Mercari

  • Hirotoshi Matsuta, Planning & Administration Group Intellectual Property Department KANEKA Corporation

19:00 – 19:45 Beer, Wine & Networking

20:00 – 21:30 Dinner (registration required 4,000 JPY)

Special thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible!